When it comes to training equipment,
sometimes the phrase "simpler
is better" rings VERY true.
And in the case of the "The
Equalizer," simple is not only
a good thing, it can get you GREAT
Lebert Equalizer," created
by top Canadian personal trainer
Marc Lebert, is very simple in design.
On the surface (it comes in two
separate pieces), "The Equalizer"
resembles two thick hurdles
standing a few feet tall and measuring
a few feet long, with two "feet"
on the bottom for stability and
support. It also sports two padded
hand grips right in the center of
This version in the review is the XL version, which stands a few inches taller than the original version, allowing for more clearance and range of motion when performing exercises like dips and inverted rows.
It looks very simple
when you start performing some of
the recommended bodyweight exercises
on "The Equalizer," you'll
see just how powerful "simple"
speaking for myself, I'm a big believer
in exercises that use your body
for resistance, including variations
of push-ups, chin-ups, dips, etc.
Exercises that move your body through
space have been shown to activate
greater numbers of muscle fibers
and create much stronger demands
on the body, both in the muscular
and nervous system, than exercises
where you move the weight instead.
line...bodyweight exercises and
exercises that combine weights and
body movement (like squats) are
more effective than the vast majority
of "locked in" exercises
where you move the weight and not
the sheer number of bodyweight exercises
that you can perform with "The
Equalizer" makes it one of
the most versatile pieces of bodyweight-centric
equipment you can get, whether you
train at the gym or especially if
you train at home.
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